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Tuesday
Feb052013

Kristen Wiig Will Star in "Anchorman" Sequel

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Anchorman director Adam McKay tweeted Monday night that Kristen Wiig has officially joined the cast of the film's sequel.

Through his handle @GhostPanther, he said: "Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2. Cannonball!"

McKay reiterated the news on his Facebook page, saying he "couldn't be more excited."

Anchorman star Will Ferrell and Wiig appeared together last month as presenters at the Golden Globe Awards.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues will hit theaters in December.

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Tuesday
Apr102012

Kristen Wiig Not Sure If She's Leaving "Saturday Night Live"

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- In a new interview with Alec Baldwin on his podcast Here's The Thing, Kristen Wiig does little to dispel the rumors that she's leaving Saturday Night Live at the end of the season.

Wiig confirms her contract expires this year, but she says she doesn't know whether her time on the NBC program is "winding down," as Baldwin puts it. 

She says, "Well, everyone has to leave."

Wiig adds, "I will say that when I do leave it’s not because I’m sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that.  It’s just that it’s time."

Wiig, who's currently in her seventh year with SNL, broke out on the big screen in 2011 with her hit comedy Bridesmaids, which she co-wrote.

Last week, Us Weekly reported that Wiig and fellow cast members Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis will exit SNL next month.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis Leaving "SNL"?

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Saturday Night Live may be losing three of its most recognizable cast members at the end of the current season.

Us Weekly reports Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis will say goodbye to SNL next month.

A source says, "It will be a huge blow to the show.  Without Andy's video shorts and Kristen saving every skit, they'll need help!"

A rep for Wiig and Sudeikis tells the magazine, "No decisions are made until the season is over."

All three cast members have busy movie careers, especially Wiig, who co-wrote and starred in the hit 2011 comedy Bridesmaids.

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Wednesday
Jan182012

Kristen Wiig Says 'Bridesmaids' Sequel Not Planned

Michael Caulfield/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Kristen Wiig is putting her Golden Globe-nominated comedy Bridesmaids in her rearview mirror.

There's been talk this month of a potential sequel to Bridesmaids, but Wiig, who co-wrote and starred in the hit film, has made it clear that it's not in her plans.

She tells E! Online, "We had a special time making the first one, but we're really excited to try something else."

Bridesmaids
director Paul Feig told Entertainment Weekly recently that he'd "love" to make a sequel, but only if it was, "as good or better than the original."

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Thursday
Jan052012

Will 'Bridesmaids 2' Walk Down the Aisle Without Kristen Wiig?

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- With Bridesmaids ending 2011 as one of the best-performing comedies of that year, producer Universal Studios is eager to strike while the iron is hot with a sequel.

Despite an "8 figure payday" that was "dangled" before star and co-writer Kristen Wiig by the head of the studio itself, The Hollywood Reporter says Wiig isn't interested and isn't budging.  Instead, she and co-writer Annie Mumolo are concentrating on other projects.

Whether Wiig's reluctance is a negotiation strategy remains to be seen, but in case it's not, the trade paper reports the studio is willing to move forward without her and give Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy, an Emmy winner for Mike & Molly, the lead.

A studio rep tells The Hollywood Reporter that although they're, "over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids," Universal is also willing to "move forward" without Wiig if the right concept emerges from meetings with filmmakers.

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Monday
Oct112010

"Saturday Night Live" Spoofs Christine O'Donnell Ad 

(NEW YORK) -- Christine O'Donnell, the Delaware Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, was in Saturday Night Live's sights once again over the weekend, specifically, her recent TV ad in which she declares she's not a witch.  In the ad, O'Donnell dismisses a comment she once made on the TV series Politically Incorrect in which she stated she'd "dabbled" in witchcraft.

SNL spoofed the ad last weekend, with cast member Kristen Wiig portraying O'Donnell in a mock commercial in which she tells Delaware residents, "Isn't that what the people of Delaware deserve? A candidate who promises first and foremost that she's not a witch? That's the kind of candidate Delaware hasn't had since 1692."

She then proceeds to drop hints that she is in fact a witch, at one point mentioning that she'd moved from the "black forest of Germany" to Delaware almost three thousand years ago.  In the final seconds of the skit, the camera zooms out, revealing that Wiig's character is floating in the air, surrounded by ghostly images and a skeleton playing a piano.  Wiig concludes the sketch by saying, "I'm not a witch, but if I am, do you really want to cross me? I didn't think so."

For her part, O'Donnell tweeted on Sunday, "SNL skit was really funny...and I have to admit, her hair looked better than mine."

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